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Ellen M. Depew

Ellen M. Depew, 80, of South Otselic, NY, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2017, at Crouse Memorial Hospital, Syracuse, NY.

Born in Syracuse, NY, Ellen was the daughter of the late Charles and Doris Amidon Bradley.  A longtime resident of the area, she worked as a school bus driver for the Otselic Valley Central School for ten years, until her retirement.

She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Charles “Sam” Depew; and her children, Chase Davis, Jr. of Canastota, Edith Moore of Syracuse, Patricia Johnson of Norwich, John Davis of Rochester, Doris Davis of Georgetown, Larry Davis of NC, and James Davis of OK.  She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Jason Davis, Bradley Moore, James Johnson, Ellen Johnson, Kelsey Elam, David Mapstone, Timothy Coon, and Justin Davis; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Marjorie Coleman of NC; a brother, Jerry Bradley of NC; and stepsons, Dean and Scott Depew.

In keeping with her wishes, there will be no immediate services.  Expressions of sympathy in memory of Ellen may be directed to the South Otselic Fire Department and Emergency Squad, 1577 State Highway 26, South Otselic, NY 13155. 

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I cant believe its been two years since youve been gone. There are some days when I totally lose myself and pick up the phone to call you for advice, only to remember youre not there. It hits hard, especially late nights sitting on the Ambulance.
You always told me I would be someone if I just worked hard at whatever I did and you were right. A lot of people lost faith in me but you never did. Thank you nana. I love and miss you terribly. I never thought I would lose the woman who gave me my name.

-Love Ellen. Your granddaughter.

Ellie Mar 20 2019 12:00 AM

Its been over a year. Time just flew by but not a day goes by without you in my thoughts nana. I miss you terribly and there are some days where I think I just cant go on but I do. I do because I know you would want me to. I love you, and I hope you are restong easy with Daddy in heaven

Ellen Johnson Jun 1 2018 12:00 AM

Love and miss you dearly. You were always my shining light. XO

Jim Davis Aug 23 2017 12:00 AM

My guardian angel I miss you

Jim Davis Aug 23 2017 12:00 AM

Mamma you told me there would be day's like this.

Dolly, Love you Mom Jun 23 2017 12:00 AM


I wish you were here to celebrate this moment with me. I graduated My Paramedic program today. I miss you more than I can put into words. I was awful at communication, and now more than ever I just wish I could call you and hear your voice. I miss and love you so much.

Your Granddaughter.

Ellen Apr 10 2017 12:00 AM

Dearest mom,

Love you very much and miss you. Thank you for the wonderful memories that fill my heart. Love you always.


Patti Johnson Mar 16 2017 12:00 AM

wonderful memories of all the years we shared while raising our children will never be forgotten. you were a good friend as well as a good sister. I'm sure you were given your wings by GOD for a job well done here on earth. Rest in Peace. My condolences to the family.

Nellie Bradley Teske Mar 9 2017 12:00 AM

I am very sorry to hear of Ellen's passing. She was an exceptional person, very giving and loving. She will be truly missed.
Love your cousin MaryLou

MaryLou Giebler Mar 6 2017 12:00 AM

A mother's love is a special gift that will live forever in the hearts of her children.

Dolly Mar 3 2017 12:00 AM

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